Friday was our last work day. While we were teaching all week, 10-15 people in the group were continually going to the school project where they emptied out rocks and bricks from the space where they were going to lay a concrete floor. They then moved tons of good dirt into that space so that the concrete would lay flat when it was poured. They also painted tons of beams and roof space to prepare this new area to be a new school room.
Friday morning Jenni and I and the DFG ladies helping us went to one more school in the morning. We had quite a large crowd piled into one room and boys kept walking by. I told them that if they boys asked what we were talking about they could tell them that we discussed different types of chocolate. Every time they walked by trying to hear what we were discussing, I would throw in the word chocolate and the girls would laugh and get such a kick out of it.
In this last class we kept opening and closing the windows because of the guys. When they felt safe they were engaged, but when boys walked by or tried to look in the windows they would get distracted and want to watch the windows instead of paying attention. Having helpers outside to keep the men and boys away made a huge difference with keeping their attention. But in this last class of the morning, it got really hot and we kept opening and closing the windows. Then all of a sudden (as I was starting to talk about anatomy) one of the girls totally passed out! It was an unexpected shock, but we had 3 nurses with her so they helped her right away. She just didn’t have enough air, so we made sure to keep the windows open and keep the boys a little further away. She stayed and returned to the class though because she just needed a little air and wanted to learn the rest.